Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Huber Research

Huber Research started coverage on shares of Walt Disney (NYSE:DISGet Rating) in a research report report published on Tuesday morning, The Fly reports. The brokerage issued an overweight rating on the entertainment giant’s stock.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada set a $130.00 price target on shares of Walt Disney in a research report on Monday, November 21st. Barclays reduced their price target on shares of Walt Disney from $105.00 to $98.00 and set an equal weight rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 9th. Rosenblatt Securities cut their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $134.00 to $120.00 and set a buy rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 9th. Cowen cut their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $124.00 to $94.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 9th. Finally, UBS Group cut their price objective on shares of Walt Disney from $135.00 to $122.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twenty have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has a consensus rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus price target of $128.74.

Walt Disney Price Performance

DIS opened at $99.91 on Tuesday. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $93.04 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $100.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 1.00. Walt Disney has a 52 week low of $84.07 and a 52 week high of $157.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $182.20 billion, a PE ratio of 58.09, a P/E/G ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.22.

Walt Disney (NYSE:DISGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 8th. The entertainment giant reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by ($0.20). The firm had revenue of $20.15 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $21.10 billion. Walt Disney had a return on equity of 6.96% and a net margin of 3.80%. As a group, analysts anticipate that Walt Disney will post 4.04 earnings per share for the current year.

Insider Transactions at Walt Disney

In other news, EVP Brent Woodford sold 18,110 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.46, for a total transaction of $1,783,110.60. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 33,186 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,267,493.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In related news, CFO Christine M. Mccarthy sold 42,533 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.46, for a total value of $4,187,799.18. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 181,830 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,902,981.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Brent Woodford sold 18,110 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.46, for a total transaction of $1,783,110.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 33,186 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,267,493.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Diversified Trust Co grew its stake in Walt Disney by 43.7% in the 4th quarter. Diversified Trust Co now owns 21,024 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,827,000 after buying an additional 6,394 shares during the last quarter. First PREMIER Bank boosted its holdings in Walt Disney by 33.0% in the 4th quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 846 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $73,000 after purchasing an additional 210 shares during the period. Steigerwald Gordon & Koch Inc. boosted its holdings in Walt Disney by 7.2% in the 4th quarter. Steigerwald Gordon & Koch Inc. now owns 103,803 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $9,018,000 after purchasing an additional 6,934 shares during the period. Carmel Capital Partners LLC boosted its holdings in Walt Disney by 16.2% in the 4th quarter. Carmel Capital Partners LLC now owns 16,710 shares of the entertainment giant’s stock valued at $1,452,000 after purchasing an additional 2,327 shares during the period. Finally, Aletheian Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Walt Disney in the 4th quarter valued at about $251,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 62.22% of the company’s stock.

Walt Disney Company Profile

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The Walt Disney Co is a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise. It operates through the following segments: Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED) and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP). The DMED segment encompasses the company’s global film and episodic television content production and distribution activities.

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